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FTB: Toronto Maple Leafs camp ends so now we wait plus more NHL news links

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Signings and trades speculated but there’s none so far.

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The Maple Leafs development camp is over and we are in the long hot days of summer. There was a flurry of news this week with speculation about the team’s cap space situation, and how they have at least access to an amount possibly sufficient to sign Connor Brown, but the particulars of that are murky, buried in not exactly helpful examples in the CBA.

We may sit here and wait until September for something, anything, to happen.

ICYMI

Prospect profile showdown: Adam Brooks vs Jeremy Bracco - Kevin Papetti
Toronto’s top scoring prospects are expected to join the Toronto Marlies this season.

Other News

Report: Flames offer Ferland 2-Year, $3.5M Contract - Matchsticks and Gasoline
[Species: Another benchmark is set for RFA wingers]

New Coach, New Style: Assessing Tocchet’s Coyotes Blueprint - Five For Howling
Tocchet joins the Coyotes with rave reviews from his efforts in Pittsburgh, but based on his work so far, how could his Coyotes look?

Greenberg’s Ownership History Bodes Well for the Hurricanes - Canes Country
The former Texas Rangers CEO is reportedly in negotiations to purchase the Carolina Hurricanes for $500 million.

Rutherford doesn't foresee trading Phil Kessel - TribLIVE
“He gets a lot of points. He scores big goals. He sets up big goals. The more impact players that you have, like we have, the better chance you have of winning."

Report: Senators Discussed Phaneuf/Gaborik Swap - The 6th Sens
Dion almost made it to L.A.

3HL tour expands to Hamilton - TheSpec
“Here's how it works: Two teams, each made up of three players and a goalie, play two seven-minute halves with a one-minute break in the middle. There is no offside and no icing, but there is an over-and-back rule to prevent them from running down the clock. There are also penalty shots in lieu of minor penalties and faceoffs are instantaneous, which means the referee drops the puck whether the centres have lined up or not.”

Participants in the league include ex-Maple Leaf Mike Johnson.